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for valid foreign intelligence purposes and we work within the law >> the response - america's spy chief explains why they gather intelligence on u.s. allies. >> i want to apologise to you that the website has not worked as well as it should >> admitting problems - the website that is supposed to let americans sign up for health care has republicans and democrats calming for delay. >> it's beautiful. >> helping survivors of sandy reclaim some of their precious belongings >> the ambitious project completed in turkey to expect two continents under water. -- to connect two continents under water. >> no apologies, no excuses from the top spy chiefs. the head of the national intelligence told house intelligence committee that phone taps on foreign citizens are not true. the nsa would rather take the beating in the media than give up a program protecting americans from terrorists. >> top chiefs say the agency did nothing illegal, and part of the problem is leaked documents. they reveal rare details of america's surveillance techniques. >> vigorously defending the job agencies do to keep americ
to inspire has been evident throughout his remarkable career in law enforcement. as a decorated assistant u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. deputy attorney general under attorney general ashcroft in the bush administration, he has achieved what one thought was the pinnacle of a law enforcement career. and now this. all of this experience, all of this past experience that jim has had makes him particularly well suited to lead the fbi as it's director. jim understands that justice in this country does not just happen because we're a great constitutional democracy. it depends upon the hard work of thousands of men and women for whole the ideawhom the ideals oa reality every day. for the men and women of the fbi i can say that jim appreciates the full worth of what you do. you can be sure that your director will steer a straight course. he will insist that investigations be thoroughly pursued to wherever they may go. as a former prosecutor in the front line against terrorism he will lead in that struggle. jim will be independent. in a town in which politics determine so much,
isn't just the website. it's the whole law. i have heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. they are seeing their policies being cancelled. many again are lose can their plans. >> after their failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government, split the party in two. iranians are unified in sfaking problems on the website. >> i don't think anybody would deny this fact, these past 29 days have been nothing shorts of a disaster. >> when pressed, marilyn taffner refused to say how many people had actually been able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting those numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled? so you have no idea? >> well have those numbers available in november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st you face a fine. if the problems persist, more democrats are joining the republican call to delay that deadline. tavener vowed to fix what's wrong. ? >> i want to insure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliv
already have insurance that is better than the minimum set up by the law. those individuals whose insurance has canceled, they can go back and buy a policy that is the same. >> of the administration and not take the warnings that it wasn't ready, but that's not the crux of the issue. back in 2010 president obama said and then said many times over if you like your plan you can keep it. seems like there was an asterisk or something that should have been said there, but it may cost you a lot more money than you expect. there are a lot of people who didn't know that was going to happen. >> well look, the point is it may cost you more. it may save you. over all by your estimates people in this market will end up paying on average much less than they paid beforehand. once you factor in the tax credits they can get but that's not true for everybody. some will pay more, some will pay less. there will be a probably be a third of this market who pays more. >> again it's just--you can get why this gets under people's skin because that was never part of the sales job. it's not that it may not
americans who have to pay for their own health insurance now have to switch to fl comply with the law. we'll give the affordable healthcare act a checkup, who will have to change their plans and why, and how will it affect young healthy americans. the success depends on the young signing up in large numbers. >> on capitol hill today marilyn tavenar, the administrator for cms answered tough questions about the affordabl affordable . >> i want to assure you that it can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: but new to the hearing, individuals receiving cancellation letters from their insurance providers. >> i would take them back to the free affordable care act days if you were in the market, half the individuals in the market did not stay on their policies, they were kicked off for pre-existing conditions. they saw their premiums go up 20% a year. now, in fact, the issuer has decided to change the plan didn't have to. plans were grandfathered in in 2010. if they didn't make significant changes in cost sharings
candidate mitt romney, as you might remember, signed the law seen as a model for the affordable care act. let's take you now to the president. >> it's good to be back in boston. it's good to be back in boston because one of america's best governors introduced me, de valuval patrick. [applause] it's good to see congressman bill keating here, give bill a big round of applause. [applause] i want to praise somebody who was not here. i just left him. he wears his heart on his sleeve. he loves this city so much, and it shows in what he's been doing for years now, one of america's best mayors, tom benita. and it's good to see all of you. you know, i was just at the airport, devall was kind enough to meet me with mayor benino, and he went back to work so he could wrap up before first pit pitch. i'm well aware that a president's visit is not the biggest thing going on in boston. i understand that. i tried to grow a beard, but michelle, she wasn't haling it. i am also old enough to remember a time when the red sox were not in the world series three times in ten years, but i know the chance to win
website. and two florida mothers taking on the stand your ground law in florida. >>> congress wants answers about the troubled rollout of the affordable care website, and lawmakers are trying to get them at this hour. they spent much of the morning grilling the administrator who oversaw the plagued website. she apologized for the issues that consumers have been facing. she says the agency is now working to fix the problems. our white house correspondent, mike viqueira is in washington. mike they are the seven worst words that anybody wants to hear. you have been called to testify before congress. what is happening right now about that particular website? >> well, she is the made of the cms, who is in charge of running not only that website, but the entire affordable care act that goes around it. obviously a lot of controversy. perhaps if they had stuck to this all along in plait call sense they would have been better off. no one has had much success at all applying through the website. the president has said time and time again, they are working 24/7. they hope to have that website
for not enrolling under the new law is effectively waved for six weeks. the new deadline will be march 31st. if you are one of the estimated 15 million americans who buy your own insurance, you are not employed through an employer or insured through an employer, you have to sign up for coverage by the deadline or face a penalty. you can do that through your insurer or go to the government changes, assuming healthcare.gov works one day. >> 8.5 million of 15 million could qualify for a subsidy. the affordable part of the affordable care act may be a misnomer for 6.5 millions that didn't qualify. we talk to a couple in carolina whose old policy is no longer available. >> gregs and his wife got an unpresent surprise - health premiums are doubling. they pay $629 to cover themselves and daughter sophie. in a letter blue cross blue shield of north carolina says it's ending their policy, offering them a new one meeting the criteria. the price tag $1,500. >> naturally i don't get angry, when i do, you know it. >> greg expected an increase. but not that much. >> out of blue, a letter saying your premiums wou
. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, it's the law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who see premiums rise and policies cancelled. many are losing their plans. >> after a failed strategy to kill the law by shutting the government split the party in two, republicans are unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, will help millions obtain shirns under obamacare. >> i don't think anybody would deny the fact on either side of the political either. these facts are nothing short of a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner was unable to say how many people got insurance through the website. >> are you getting the numbers? >> am i getting the unless? not yet. >> you have no numbers of. >> we'll have them available mid-november. >> if you don't have insurance by 31 march, you face a fine. as the problems persist democrats are joining the call to delay the deadline. marilyn tavenner vowed to fix what is wrong. >> i want to assure you healthcare.gov can and will be fixed. we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience you deserve.
. here is representative engel from new york. >> it is the law, and i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this to fail, and now there is this big show that they are upset from keeping people from signing up fast up. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get coverage. >> and secretary sebelius is saying that the repair work, the fixes that are being done now will be finished by the end of november. dell? >> randall pinkston thank you very much. randall reporting from capitol hill. as the new healthcare law rolls out slurers are mailing out millions of letters to customers who buy their own coverage. the message they are receiving is their old policy is no longer viable under the affordable care act. >> reporter: greg flynn and his wife anita got an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company this september. their health premiums are currently doubling. they currently pay $629. but in a letter the insurance company said they are ending its policy and offering a new one that meets the new criteria. the pr
minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party have been against. there has been protests since this was introduced back in august. the last couple of days the opposition party in front of their headquarters in bangkok called in protesters. the numbers expected to be about 10,000, and that could grow throughout the day. the passage of the bill was a surprise in the early morning hours of friday. it was supposed to take place 24 hours later. there's concern that some convic
. some crack downs are violations of the law. some are declared guilty, falsely, and are forced to confess on state-run television. that makes people confused and thinking what is the president's the. >> it's unlikely the new president will loosen control over the media. we can see this from what was put forward after he assumed presidency. if you look at the members in the politburo, some of them used to be propaganda officials, and they are not famous for being the most liberal propaganda officials. >> the leader of the party, people pin high hope on xi jinping, and the tone has changed a little. i don't see at the moment that xi jinping will change the media or press. maybe he is tightening his control. in that he nings ideology is important to his party. >> policing what is said and spread on sina weibo is not easy. weibo has 500 million users, all in china, twice as map as twitter. last -- many as twitter had. a private run paper says the government has an army of 2 million people patrolling the net. public opinion analysts employed by the communist party. they are the rumo
went to harvard law school. the chicago years were critical. they answered the two big questions in life. what was his self identity as a black man and what was his home if iit was chicago. you have a guy who is intellectually more complicated and more knowing so an and one sees things with a greater degree of complexity. there asthere is an interestingf raw idealism and cold blooded pragmaticism which one saw in the whole syria mess. his first impulse was to act in what he thought was the highest morally defensible way and go in there for the chemical weapons and the more he thought about it and what was going on in the u.n. and what the ramifications were w. h , he decided no. he headed back to the united nation and threw it in their lap. >> bill, do you think any of these things will stick he has three years left. >> they are republican controversy. and they were trying to get the president involved. ronald reagan had the iran contra. and bill clinton had the lewinsky scandal and he survived and so far obama is surviving too. >> it will be interesting to he 15seewhat the next
, and the response from law enforcement, the response from those who are responsible for that airport and the surroundings. how did it all play out? >> well, on the one hand one of the things that played out here one of the kinds of nightmare scenarios that passengers law enforcement and tsa think that is an attack by a person who is apparently at least acting alone. there is no warning. there is no group. there is no history of this sort of thing happening. frankly, anyone who is thinking that this sort of attack has a wealth of opportunity because there are hundreds of airports around this country. all of them has to be prepared for something like this. it happened to be at l.a.x. and you would think that this is an airport with tremendous capability, tremendous firepow firepower, tremendous police force. it could have happened at a smaller airport, but at the same time i think the same thing would have happened, a smaller airport would have had police arrive, and security would have been put in motion. from the press conference earlier the police say this person got in the terminal
. and essentially accusing republicans of being hypocrites. here is congressman engel. >> it is the law and frankly, i find it disconcerting that my republican colleagues have done nothing but root for this law to fail for the last three years. and now there is this big show of being upset with the website of keeping people from signing up fast enough. so you are really on the long side of history here. the website will be fixed and millions of americans will be able to get quality affordable healthcare coverage through the affordable care act. >> and secretary sebelius is again promising that everything will be squared away and ironed out by the end of november. we'll see, dell. >> randall pinkston on capitol hill. thank you very much. >>> as the new health care act is rolling out, millions of insurance companies are rolling out letters to their clients. david talked to one such couple in north carolina. >> reporter: greg and his wife not an unpleasant surprise from their insurance company. they currently play $629 to cover themselves and their daughter. but in a letter blue cross and blue shield
and breached privacy laws in europe. memos in which they said, if this gets out, we're going to shake public confidence, and there may be issues in regards to the legality of what they're doing. of course, gchq is a huge operation. they work hand-in-hand with the nsa. and they're not bound by american laws nor british laws. and they played off of one other in terms of international monitoring. and it's also interesting to note here in europe that there is already a court case being put to the european human rights about this issue whether the intelligence agencies have broken the law. >> 1.5 million cameras located across london and every one is being watched all the time. are they concerned that they might not be able to withstand the type of scrutiny that the nsa has been dealing with in america? >> well, the gchq has got the support of the government. david cameron in recent days has been very outspoken be both in condemnation of the leaks, but also through the intelligence community, only through the intelligence gathering. and in fact, the nsa that the attacks have been thwarted and peo
. with the new law germany widens the debate. >> more on the website at aljazeera.com. hello, i'm libby casey. the capitol has been buzzing with high profile congressional hearings on nsa surveillance and the problems with the dare's rollout. in the halls of congress there's a heavy weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's mark zuker berg. >> house democrats introduced their reform. we'll talk with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act pas
contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in the months since this was first introduced back in august and the last couple of days the opposition party in the headquarters here has been calling protesters in from the country and the numbers at 10,000 and could grow through the day on friday and the passage of the bill was a surprise on friday and supposed to take place saturday morning. there is concern with this bill that some people who have been convicted of crimes over the past decade plus will be allowed -- let out of jail and a former prime minister in exile. there is big concern of what might happen to thousands of protesters on the streets of bangkok
with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> democrats fiercely defend the law and site. >> everybody needs to chill out, because it is going to work. >> we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> according to prepared testimony released by the white house, secretary see bellous will admit to some of the problems saying: >> she is expected to blame the website contractors saying they have not met expectations. last week in another congressional hearing, the lead contractors said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing of the system, something they say should have taken months. the white house is still promising a quick fix. >> by the end of november, the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up. >> they can use the call center, paper applications, then we have in-person assistance available in each state. >> president obama is scheduled to be in boston today. he's hoping to
upocorrespondent josh ber. you say he is one of the call california's most influential law mealawmakers. >> the family als has been on te scene for a while. the senator has been in office for just over 11 years. he is the chairman of the state's insurance commission and holds major sway over that industry. >> and is a member o film indusy and has a lot of power over holidahollywood as well. >> what do you see as the most significant allegations against him in the affidavit. >> all of these allegations are serious. you have a state senator accused of accepting $60,000 in bribes from fbi abilities. in a play to pay scheme or to influence legislation. those are serious allegations. >> there are allegations that there was an envelope of cash that exchanged hands in miami. the daughter and son on the payroll. there is a separate scheme as the fbi calls it in the affidavit regarding the health insurance regarding insurance payments to a hospital that was allegedly submitting inflated invoices. all of these are extremely serious allegations. the allegations say the charges that the fbi are con
president obama's health care law with the affordable health care website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website hasn't worked as well as it could. we know you need affordable coverage. we assure you that the website will be fixed. >> she had cmk the centers for medicare and medicaid services, the congress people continue to grill her, tavener says the issues should be fixed at the end of november. she is the first person to testify about the website and let's listen in. >> i'm not asking for incomes verification. if a person signs up were they offered credible employer insurance? because that's been delayed, you have to come up with a new verification tool to determine their eligibility for suns dis. if a person meets the qualifications they can't get credible insurance. >> that's correct sphwhrp if a a -- if a person is twif years old, they can get that subsidy but if they're eligible to be on their parents plan. they're not eligible for that subsidy. >> that's correct. >> here is the question. if you get this wrong the way the law works is you have to take that money back in
with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit their families then to move ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border patrol with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant breaks the law. a poll conducted by a university a month after the bill found that 64% of americans supported the reforms. and 31% did not. on the heels of a government shutdown health care exchange errors and a string of revelations on nsa wire tapping of foreign allies - the push for a vote has been tossed on to washington's backburner. but special interest groups are rallying to reverse that, and national alliance of
been suggested so far, they could also monitor the social media to gauge the response of law enforcement and other security personnel and change the attack accordingly. so it's positive. it's negative. so far, though, it looks like the effect has been very, very positive. >> dr. curtis stand by, because we are also joined by phone by james whetic, you are watching all of the events coming out of los angeles, tell us what you think. tell us what you know. >> well, good morning, it looks to me like things are starting to de-escalate if you will. the police set up a triage center. you could see initially they responded with an active shooter program -- >> are you on the ground right now? >> no, i'm watching it on my screen. >> okay. >> and it seems to me that they unofficially responded as i said with the active shooter program, but we don't see any follow-up with a large contingent of s.w.a.t. officers, but we seed a lot of medical operations. and so i think the next -- the real step is going to be an investigation as to who this individual was. i presume at this point he may h
's the whole law. >> reporter: democrats fiercely defending the law and the site. >> everybody needs to chill out because it is going to work. >> reporter: according to prepared testimony, secretary see -- se bealous has said, quote. see bealous is expected to blame the contractors. the lead contractors on the site said they only had two weeks in september to do end to end testing on the system. something they say should have taken months. >> by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: the obama administration points out there are other ways to sign up, through call centers, paper applications and in person assistance in every state. eric holder, al jazeera. >> these are the live images coming from capitol hill. secretary sebelius seated just moments ago and she was surrounded by a sea of cameras. this is the beginning of the testimony. >> we look forward to a thoughtful conversation on a number of issues, including transparency and fairness. in the months leading up to the october 1st, launch, the secretary and her colleagues
after a judge found provisions of the abortion law unconstitutional, ruling that the measure restricted a woman's action to abortion clinics. the government will continue efforts. >> penn state university is paying $60 million to 26 young men abused by a lecturure. it comes a little more than a year after jerry sandusky was put in gaol for 45 counts of the child abuse. "consider this" is up next. you gone go to aljazeera.com for the latest news. balance. given the threat america continues to face, shouldn't these programs go forward with some oversight? >> these programs, we don't even begin to know the depth of them. we are scratching the surface right now. and i can tell you that from representing whistleblowers for years. these violate numerous national laws as well as international laws. so i don't know if it's a matter of modifying them. i think you may not have heard the level of outrage from spain that you did because you didn't hear about the head of the state employing monitored. initially, germany had a rather soft reaction to the idea its citizens were being monitored but the
of a restrictive abortion law that was set to go in to effect in the state on tuesday. embroiled in an embarrassing spying scanneddal president obama may order the nsa to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of american allies. this has congress considers legislation that would strip the agency of some of its powers i've settlement deal for jerry sandusky's victims, penn state agrees to pay out nearly $60 million to the 26 mena beused by the former assistant football coach. and one year later, remembering hurricane sandy. the super storm was one of the most damaging and one of the most expensive storms no ever hit the u.s. >>> welcome to al jazerra america, i am steff stephanie sa federal judge has ruled a restrictive abortion law set to go in to effect on tuesday in effect is uncons strungal. the ruling allows dozens of abortion clinch i cans to remain open in the state. >> reporter: even as antiabortion protesters rally outside of a texas abortion clinic in support of the state's efforts to restrict abortions. >> i am out here to express our conviction that human life is sacred in all its forms. >>
law. in january this year french and mali troops took them on, quickly recapturing the territory. then in june the interim government signed a deal with rebels which fell apart shortly after. let's bring in emanuel who is a french security analyst and joins us live from paris. thank you very much for making it on the show. now, we have just seen the main rebel movement. it may be over, but ethnic tensions and grievances still persist. are we about to see another rebellion in mali? >> well, the rebellion and the report mentioned you were asking secular rebels which is part of mnla and still active in the area as your report mentioned it, they are going with ongoing talks and under the offices of the president and we have to have in mind that the other part of the rebellion which are able to still carry on attacks. there was a suicide chemical attack two weeks ago in the northwest of the country and we have to also have in mind that prior to that a certain number of terrorist attacks have been carried out. so to respond to your question, the operation, the french operation which ha
in the kingdom in addition to on the borders. they'll be put in housing center where we'll apply the law before deporting them. >> those that give shelter and support to the violators, and the non-departure of anyone invited into the kingdom. >> found guilty. unlikely to be put to justice. two men sentenced to death. >> and a special report into mali. >> and real madrid plays catch up with spanish larsd. -- leaders. >> the pakistani government says it is reviewing every aspect of its relationship with the united states. the killing of the tal map's leader -- dal ban's leader -- taliban's leader in a drone strike is part of the process. north-west province wants to block nato routes into thailand. >> this man said he shouldn't have come to work today. he said he can't afford it stay home. he fears reprisal attacks by the pakistan taliban after the u.s. killedize leaders hakimullah mehsud in an unmanned aerial drone strike. >> translation: people stopped coming to market. we are afraid the taliban will attack us. i don't know what to do. >> fears are based on personal experience. the storyteller'
. >> the person in charge of implementing president obama's healthcare reform law was on the hot seat today on capitol hill. health and human services secretary kathleen is he begout facing hours of questions from lawmakers over the troubled insurance website and others issues as well. several republican lawmakers on the committee using the hearing to make the comparison to a famous state where sebelius was governor. >> well, madam secretary, while you're from can kansas, we're nn kansas any mother. some might say that we're in t "the wizard of oz" given the parallel universe. while some think things are great. you, apparently, and you apologized and said it was a debacle, you also seem this think that the affordable care act is great while myself and others have a different view. >> and again kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary did apologize for the problems but that was not enough for some members of congress. here to talk about some of the glitches that are framing these hearings is andrew, ceo of c.t.o. software, a company that launches government website from irv
decision there to halt the changes to the controversial stop and frisk program. law enforcement officials claim it helped bring down the crime rate. >>> well, the holiday shopping season has started at least according to wall marted. the retailer pushing its holiday sales forward by a month. it is taking price cuts on tvs and tablets that are usually offered the say after thanksgiving. >>> the marriage of office max and office depot is getting the blessing of the federal government. regulators are giving the thumbs up to the $1.2 billion. they signed off on the deal eight months ago, the companies say the combination will help them compete with the industry leader, staples. >>> back in 1997 the government blocked the merger when office depot and staples after anti-trust laws were raised. >>> gm is leading the pack of car sales with 16% in gains. ford jumped in with a gain of 14%, and chrysler said it has the strongest october since 2007. >>> and here is an example of technology that clashed with the law. a california woman says she has been sited because she wore her google glassings when
. tsa, which was the focus of the shooting actually is not a law enforcement organization, and they don't have weapons training or defensive weaponry to protect themselves. >> what are they told to do if there is a gunman. >> in general they defer to the law enforcement and other security personnel at lax. very likely you are going to have law enforcement there, especially in an emergency situation like this, and there may be additional resources there because of the nature of the airport that are federal resources, but again, it's a fluid situation now, and it is unclear who may have been involved in counter acting this attack. >> as you look at these images, tell us what you see that we might have been missing. >> there is the police presence trying to secure the facility. it looks like traffic has been slowed down or even blocked going into the airport. think of it as a ring of terminals where you enter in one part and leave in that same direction. they can block traffic relatively easily, and it looks like there are people being vakva evacuated on the roadside as well as on the othe
to remove morsi from office in an act that morsi himself said is against the law. >> the difference between the trial of dr. morsi and the trial of mubarak is that mubarak has abundant authority. according to the law and institution morsi is the president of the rebel. this is the legal and constitutional situation right now. >> if morsi is convicted of incitement to commit murder he could be sentenced to death. al jazeera, cairo. >> meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry now working to de fuse the tensions between the the u.s. and saudi arabia. kerry is continuing his tour of the middle east. it comes after plains of holy spirit of syria, iran and the middle east peace process. >> the saudis are the senior player, if you will, within the arab world with egypt. egypt is in more of a transition, so saudi arabia's role is that much more important. the saudi's ability to influence a lot of things that we also care about, and we work together on. we're working together particularly on middle east peace process on syria, on egypt, and on iran. >> saudi arabia's foreign minister told kerry that
changes the law we'll humanely safeguard those held in our charge there. although half of the detainees have been released, many have not transported because of a moratorium. other detainees are in legal limbo. they cannot be tried because they've been tortured in past. and some cannot be released because they are deem do dangerous. 164 prisoners are held there now. it has cost $5.2 billion to keep guantanamo open since 2002. in a few minutes we'll talk more about the new reports ethics abandoned with two of the task force members but first we're joined by al jazeera's ross lind jordan who covers guantanamo and all the ethical issues surrounding guantanamo. where is this report significant. >> there have been a lot of criticisms aimed at the pentagon about the way the men have been treated since the hunger strikes which for all intents and purposes is effectively over. it comes down to this. they have free will and their right to explain their political opposition to their detention. and it's being under cut by defense department policy. what this new report does is spell out what the d
examines the nations largest law enforcement agency and asks who is holding them accountable when they pull the trigger. >> people here call this ambos nogales, or both nogales. but a steel fence built in the name of national security divides this border town. i've come to meet jose's family they live just blocks from where jose was killed. >> his brother diego worked at a shop in the center of town. jose would often meet him to help mop the floor before closing. that night, he never made it. jose antonio was shot to death, right on this street corner. the walls on this doctors office are still riddled with bullet holes. now, the border patrol's explanation for what happened hinges on the fact they say their agents were threatened by somebody throwing rocks on this side of the fence. but standing here, the first thing you ask yourself is: could a 16 year old boy really threaten somebody standing on top of what's at least a 20 foot cliff, and on the other side of that fence? whatever took place here that night, there's video cameras right there which recorded everything that happened. but th
of appeal said the law can take effect while the lawsuit moves forward. an emergency appeal was made to the fifth circuit court arguing the law was constitutional. planned parenting argues it doesn't affect women. this is far from over. planned parenthood said the fight would continue. the court order is temporary until the court holds a hearing which is likely going to happen in january. in other words - to be continued. >> mark schneider in dallas. the senate intelligence committee voted in favour of tightening rules on the government's electronic surveillance program. it was a secret vote. it sets a 5-year limit on how long intelligence agencies can hold tonne records gathered. critics say it doesn't go far enough. the vet after a round of revelations about the national security agency. we have this report. >> these are the slides leaked by whistle blower edward snowden in june revealing u.s. authorities are demanding internet companies hand them user information. as long as the national security agency or the fbi are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and vide
analysis of -- make sure they know where everything was so it can be reported later in a court of law. >> brian rooney is at lax. brian tell us where you are? >> i'm at the juncture of a couple of major streets just outside the airport. it's major traffic jam. i just saw a couple of planes landing a few minutes ago, but there is no traffic right now, everything is on lockdown. planes are not taking off in other cities to come to los angeles, and they are not leaving los angeles to go to those other cities. we are told that the police chief and the major of loss -- los angeles are going to speak to the press about a half hour ago. i just joined you, so i don't know what you reported previously, but at this point there are a lot of sketchy details. we don't really have nailed down yet the number of people who were wounded. so we hope to learn -- >> and brian -- >> that was a jet just landing over my head, so a little bit of air traffic is still coming in. >> what you can tell us brian is -- we have gone through this in washington at the navy yard. we went through this in boston at the b
. >> reporter: that's just general condition. under current of law they're not allowed to tell us what shape toes people are in. there is still a lot to learn at lax, and we hope that it will unfold in the hours to come. it will be a while, and it will be hours before this airport is up and running normally. >> brian rooney for us at los angeles international airport. we're learning more first-hand accounts who were in the airport when the gunman started shooting. >> everyone just dropped to the ground and started crawling along, staying as low as possible. basically, everyone was just climbing over each other. we were pinned in where the guy was shooting, and tsa main security. >> i turned around, and there was a young man who was in an tsa agent outfit who was holding his abdomen area, and there was blood on his hands. >> the police came charging towards me, and hands up, they handcuffed me and left me on the ground. >> i was freaking out. i was really shaken up. i didn't expect--i mean, going on vacation you don't expect to deal with that kind of stuff. i was freaking out. >> they came ba
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